They're a double pass design putting the inlet and outlet on the same side which greatly simplifies plumbing to the engine. Engine wise, 1973 was the last year for the 307 V8 and the 454 now replaced the 402. See the next two photos. I know I will pass, because my truck has a long wheelbase, and the rims have a better backspacing, to give the truck a wider track width. Dana 60, 14Bolt, My 6 ltr. I purchased motor mounts from that enabled me to set a 350 on the s-10 frame. The re-styling of the trucks boasted a weight reduction of up to 300 pounds.
The only visual problem is that the wheels in the back sit about three inches to far back in the fender wheel, but that can be corrected. We can not drill a 5-on-5 pattern in the 11-inch Chevelle rotor. This upper bracket can be moved about 3-4-inches for the stance you like best. The long tubes feature a slip-fit collector that when used in conjunction with band clamps offer great ground clearance. This brought the total number of engines available on K-trucks to eight.
I was recently given a 67-72 short bed that has a really solid body and a sketchy frame. They feature all aluminum construction, but unlike others on the market, they have beautifully stamped tanks with strengthening indentations just like your original. Then it was easy to put the 350 engine in. Too much to list here. Especially if you are set on a particular swap.
Add a power steering kit and there you go. But really, that only goes to show you that its a major and well known problem. I've seen a 55-59 suburban that was put on an 89 or 90 suburban frame. The '73-'87 would be better, even then there's a wheelbase issue 114 vs 117. Get out your note pad, and a good tape measure. Using the orginal body mounts off the orginal frame you can fab it up.
The whole underneath of the truck, inside cab floor and inside of the bed is coated with spray in bedliner. I am not sure which process is actually more work or if one process is a better process than the other due to the fact that I have not actually done either yet and that I have found very little documentation on this specific subject. If you want your ride down in the weeds this is the only way to go. It will also be on powernation tv when they air the coverage of the c10 nationals show. . .
The S10 frame is easily shortened, so if you start with a long one, making it the right length is not a big deal. Your pickup chassis can ordered with up to a 10-inch step over the rear suspension, while the front chassis step is available up to 4-inches more then stock. We offer adjustable aluminum coilover shocks that are available with adjustable rebound or adjustable compression with one-knob or a two-knob adjustable model: one knob for rebound and one knob for compression or a single-knob: rebound only style or the non-adjustable coilover. Looking into the back of the '67-72 Chevelle spindles, reveals the Jim Meyer beefy 1-inch thick bolt on steering arms that replace the stock front-steer arms. Again, practicality plays a big part here. This is helpful if you want to make your own 4wd using a truck frame. Brown, Could you be more specific on the 3 inches too far back.
The short bed takes little bit of finagling. In my opinion, there is not one process that is better than the other, but rather it is all just about individual personal preference on which method one chooses to employee. In the next photo, you can see the four mounting-holes. Frame changes were made to fit new catalytic converters required on California trucks, and dual-exhaust options were not available in California. For instance, here in New Jersey, all vehicles have to pass an annual now bi-annual state safety inspection. Rain gutters are now standard equipment on all models as is the new quick release tailgate for the fleetside models.
Then you can drill out the rivets in the rear spring hangers on both frames, remove the original rear end and springs with hangers and install the later rear end with springs and hangers in the original frame if newer donner has leaf rear springs. Remember, all of our chassis have an adjustable stance in the front-and-rear about 4-inches. I had to shorten the frame 10 inches and modified the F-1 body mounts to work on the Dakota frame. Custom Body Swap Tech Tips and Info - Chuck's Chevy Truck Pages. The 400ci V-8 was no longer available in K10s. The more popular approach is to take the 118 in.